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Ethel M. Murphy (November 23, 2014)

Ethel M. Murphy, 90, of Greenville and formerly of Glendale, NY, passed away Sunday morning, November 23, 2014 at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.

Services will take place in New York with burial to follow in the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale Long Island, New York.

Local arrangements have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Virginia L. “Ginny” Wandle (November 23, 2014)

Virginia L. “Ginny” Wandle, 95, of Greenville, passed away early Sunday morning, November 23, 2014 at the Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville.

She was born April 23, 1919 in Darke County, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Maude R. (Hartman) Hart. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband’s, George “Tex” Erney; and Oren Wandle; a daughter, Dorothy Ward: 3 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Robert, Dale, and Wayne Hart; and 6 sisters, Blanche Bateman, Ruby Stickleman, Gladys Thompson, Lucille Stickleman, Dorothy Denson, and Annabelle Sidle.

A homemaker, Ginny was retired from the former Royal Garment in Ansonia. She was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church.

She is survived by her children, Larry (Rebecca) Baker of Ansonia, Sue (Wayne) Detling of Greenville, Carl (Joyce) Baker of Arcanum, and Robert Baker of DeGraff, OH; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 13 great great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Gladys E. “Peg” Rhoades (November 22, 2014)

Gladys E. “Peg” Rhoades, 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born March 25, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Denzil & Mary Jane (Baker) Spencer. She was a homemaker; a graduate of Palestine High School; and a member of the Women of the Moose.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lowell Rhoades on August 29, 1984; brother: Ray Spencer; sister: Helen Farmer.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Keith & Mel Rhoades, Tom & Jennifer Rhoades, Jane & Bill Oliver; grandchildren: Kris Rhoades, Amanda & Danny Brockman, Melissa Powell & Bobby Hymes, Chad & Erin Oliver, Heath & Hilary Oliver, ; great grandchildren: Megan Wasner, Alivia Dwire, Rylee Powell, Ryder Hymes, Sam Oliver, Ben Oliver, Kate Oliver, Alyssa Brockman, Tabatha & Dusty Reynolds, Rebecca Brockman, Samantha Brockman; great great grandchildren: Trystan, Dustin, & Ashlyn Reynolds.

Services will be held on Friday November 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Madison United Methodist Church.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Garry Lynn Ungericht (November 22, 2014)

Garry Lynn Ungericht, 62 of Ansonia, Ohio passed away on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 7:13 AM at Wayne Healthcare. He was born July 28, 1952 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Earl & Vivian (Snyder) Ungericht. He was retired and had worked at Shellar Globe (Hardy Division) and Pax Steel. He was a member of the Union City American Legion. He enjoyed card playing, collecting key chains and bottle openers, & working jigsaw puzzles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; sister: Sherry Ungericht Prasuhn; in laws: Ronald Borger, Mary Jane Borger Creamer, Pauline Borger Kaiser, Phyllis Borger Honeycutt, & Bill Borger.

He is survived by his wife: Carol Borger Ungericht of Ansonia whom he married March 31, 1979; sons: Joseph (Kristy) Ungericht of Union City, Dustin (Ashley) Ungericht of Sidney; granddaughter: Skylar Grace Ungericht; step grandsons: Cody McCowen, & Dillon McCowen; brother: Terry Ungericht of Ansonia; sisters: Connie Marker of Greenville, Brenda (Jerry) Riffell of Ansonia; half-sister: Christi Ungericht Bailey of Greenville; in laws: Ray Prasuhn of Rossburg, Kenny Borger of Bethel, Alice (Bob) Uhlenhake of St. Henry, Paul (Betty) Borger of St. Henry, Charles Borger of New Weston, Dorothy (Dan) Harrod of Celina, Rita Borger of New Weston, Ronald Creamer of Union City; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and great great nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday November 25, 2014 and 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Treva A. Supinger (November 20, 2014)

Treva A. Supinger, 90 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM. She was born August 9, 1924 the daughter of the late Orville & Goldie (Harman) Shumaker. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenville Missionary Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Jonas R. “Joe” Supinger on June 27, 2009; sisters: Catherine Small, Henrietta Shadoan; brothers: George Menger, Robert Menger, Leon Shumaker, & Glen Shumaker.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Sonja & Dan Coppess of Greenville, Larry & Jeanette Supinger of Greenville, Onda & Jack Gibboney of Michigan; grandchildren: Jackie Francis, Monty & Jennifer Coppess, Michelle & David Hiestand, Don Shuff, Lon Arnett, Tammy & Ted Royster, Tassy & David Miller, L. Joe & Ruth Supinger, Amanda & Dan Miller; great grandchildren: Shayton & Ian Supinger, Ryan Minniear, Ashlynn, Julia, Grace, & Trenton Coppess, Zachary Coppess, Dallas Arnett, Brook Filby, Ashley & Cassandra Stock, & Charlie Miller; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Greenville Missionary Church, 1110 North Broadway with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday November 24, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Missionary Church Building Fund or American Heart Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Bob L. Mikesell (November 19, 2014)

Bob L. Mikesell, 83 Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born February 16, 1931 in Union City, Indiana the son of the late: Lovelle (Hindsley) Mikesell & Ira & Zelma (Thornburg) Mikesell. He was a farmer and a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren; he worked with disaster services for the church.

He is preceded in death by his parents & step mother; his wife: Juanita M. (Prether) Mikesell on April 29, 2014 whom he married December 28, 1952; brother in law: Charles Prether.

He is survived by his children: Marjalie & Robert Schaaf of Greenville, Paul & Cathy Mikesell of New Madison, Bruce & Terri Mikesell of New Madison, & Kent & Dawn Mikesell of New Paris; numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren; sister: Linda Lauderdale & Ken Myers of Portland, Oregon; brother in law: Bob & Lucy Prether of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister in law: Edie Prether of Greenville, Ohio.

A celebration of life service will be held at 5:00 PM on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard and Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Family will receive friends from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel. A private graveside will be held at the convenience of the family in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or Oakland Church of the Brethren. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Elsie M. Reier (November 19, 2014)

Elsie M. Reier, 78, of Arcanum, passed away Wednesday evening, November 19, 2014 at her residence.

She was born November 14, 1936 in Dayton, daughter of the late Aloysius H. and Elenora (Keith) Hammaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

A homemaker, Elsie was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Greenville.

She is survived by her children, Gary Reier, Dean (Lisa) Reier, Jan Reier, Andy (Linda) Reier, Lisa (Marc) Fisk, Diane (Scott) Wilson, Scott (Tracy) Reier, Darla (Greg) Ahlers, and Larae (Tommy, III) McGarrity; 29 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Hammaker; and sisters, Gerri (Les) Crowell, and Darlene Winterrowd.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, November 29 at the Kingdom Hall, 6688 Ludy Road, Greenville.

The family will receive friends at the Kingdom Hall Saturday 1 hour prior to services.

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Kenny L. Blackburn (November 18, 2014)

Kenny L. Blackburn, 68, of Greenville formally of Ansonia, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton.

He was born March 30, 1946 in Darke County, Ohio, son of the late Morris R. "Happy" and Mary Jeanette (Karns) Blackburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Blackburn and special friend Margaret Blackburn.

He had worked for the former Huffy's in Celina and later worked for Cooper Farms. He had attended the Greenville Missionary Church and was a former member of the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his children, Dennis (Michelle) Blackburn of Arcanum, Pam (Chad) Gootee, of Marysville, OH, Mike (Kendra) Blackburn of Greenville; 17 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Shirley Yohey of Greenville, Carol Close of Ansonia, Connie (George) Harling of Celina, Becky (John) Klipstine of Ansonia, Steve (Carrie) Blackburn of Minster, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, November 22, at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 10 a.m. till 11 a.m.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Rev. Dr. Donald J. Avore (November 18, 2014)

Rev. Dr. Donald J. Avore age 68, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:26 A.M. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his residence. Rev. Avore was born June 16, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Jules H. & Anna D. (Ruzic) Avore.

Rev. Avore is survived by his wife, Thelma D. Avore whom he married July 24, 1972; children, Pamela D. Baker & husband, Terry of London, Kentucky, Joel D. Avore & wife, Karen of Greenville and Pastor Donald J. Avore II & wife, Raquel of York, South Carolina; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert L. Avore of Valrico, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rev. Avore was a minister for 35 years and a Real Estate Broker in Darke County. Rev. Avore was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville and the National Association of Realtors.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville with Pastor Bob Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville or State of the Heart Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Betty L. (Brenner) Surine (November 6, 2014)

Betty L. (Brenner) Surine, 92, of Mt. Dora, Florida and formerly of Greenville, passed away November 6, 2014 in Mt. Dora.

She was born June 5, 1922 in Greenville, daughter of the late James and Ethel (Shilt) Brenner.

Betty had graduated from Greenville High School and received her Bachelor's Degree from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, OH. Upon graduation from Heidelberg, she then attended the Kendall Art Institute in Grand Rapids, MI. Betty was a veteran of the US Coast Guard having served during WWII.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Patricia Brenner of Tavares, FL.

Private services will be held at a later date with burial to take place in the Greenville Cemetery.

Services have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Sylvia E. Lavy (November 14, 2014)

Sylvia E. Lavy, 91, of Greenville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on March 10, 1923 in Goshen, Indiana, to the late Daniel P. & Susan B. (Miller) Graybill.

She is survived by sons and daughters in law, David & Shirley Lavy of Hagerstown, IN, and Glen & Rebecca Lavy of Scottsdale, AZ; daughters and sons in law, Helen Kincaid of Cocoa, FL, Jane & Harry Roush of Louisville, KY, Esther & Gary Roth of Ansonia, OH, Frances & Larry Lee of Carmel, IN, Sheila & Don McLemore of Goshen, IN and Patricia Anderson of South Bend, IN; 26 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, James & Waneta Graybill of Goshen, IN; sisters in law, Esther Graybill of Flora, IN, Rhoda Milyard of Brookville, OH, and Mary Ellen Lavy of Camden, IN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brother, Lester Graybill; daughter, Barbara Lavy, granddaughter, Alecia Roush and husband, Daniel Lavy.

Sylvia retired in 1988 as a seamstress at Jone Furniture in Wakarusa, IN, and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Wakarusa, IN.

There will be a service held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Bible Fellowship Church, Greenville, OH, with Pastor David Harper and Pastor Scott Gruber co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Bradford, OH. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Bible Baptist Church of Wakarusa, IN, or the Brethren Retirement Community.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Victor Krugh (November 16, 2014)

Victor Krugh, 79, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville.

He was born April 20, 1935, in Piqua, Ohio, son of the late Glen and Cleo (Steele) Krugh. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 6 brothers.

Victor had owned and operated the former Eastside Carryout in Greenville.

There will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Robert G. Landis (November 13, 2014)

Robert G. Landis, 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday November 13, 2014 at his residence.  He was born May 13, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Ralph & Golda Mae (Gardner) Landis.  He served in the United States Army.  He worked for General Motors in Material Control.  He attended Faith Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife:  Frieda Belle Landis on July 21, 2014 whom he married July 27, 1957.

He is survived by his daughter & son in law:  Loreen & Larry Thompson of Pembroke, VA; his grandchildren:  Rebecca Thompson & Joshua Thompson; & numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday November 22, 2014 at Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Ohio followed by a memorial service at 4:00 PM at Faith Baptist Church 740 Russ Road, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Bill Baker officiating.  Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church.


Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Margaret “Judy” Sauter (November 14, 2014)

Margaret “Judy” Sauter, age 84, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 30, 1930 in Springfield, Kentucky, to the late James Bascom & Bessie (Elliott) Bugg.

Judy is survived by her daughters and son in law, Michele & Ron Hoeksema of Ansonia, Ohio, and Robin Henderson of Salt Lake City, Utah; adopted daughter, Char & Mike Hone of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, Matthew, Joseph and William Henderson and Tyler, Benjamin and Hadlee Hoeksema; great grandchildren, Audrey, Scottie and Silas Henderson; granddogs, Wesley and Baxter; brother, J.B. Bugg of Laporte, Indiana; sisters, Louise Hopper of Hannah, Indiana, and Sue DeGroote of Laporte, Indiana; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Sauter whom she married on September 2, 1950; son in law, Bruce Henderson; and sisters, Mable Decker and Hazel Monroe.

She was a member of the Business of Professional Women’s and enjoyed going to the Soaring Eagle. She worked in the Admission Office at Central Michigan University.

There will be a memorial service held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Ansonia United Methodist Church, 200 W. High Street, Ansonia, Ohio; with Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation at https://www.pkdcure.org or Angelman Foundation at http://www.angelman.org

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thelma Marie Beck (November 14, 2014)

Thelma Marie Beck, age 92 of Bradford, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville.

Thelma was born in Delaware County, OH on March 19, 1922 to the late Clyde & Florence Grey Brown; was a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren; past Cub Scout Leader; past FHA mom; active participant in all her children's activities; and she was such a thoughtful baker and graciously shared her goodies.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Beck in 1986; daughter, Alice Williams; brothers and sisters, Florabelle Gansert, Howard Brown, Vernon Brown, Lawrence Brown, Ronald Brown, Charles Brown, Phyllis Proffit, Donald Brown, and infant Darrell Brown.

Thelma is survived by her children: Dianna & Karl Keller of Lakeview, OH, Karen & Greg Price, Harold Jr. & Barbara Beck of Avon, NY, Denice & Dale Carder of Delphos, Mark Beck & fiancée, Roxanne Clark of Bradford; son-in-law, Harvey Resnick of Philadelphia, PA; 16 grandchildren: Jonathan Williams, Alex & Staci Resnick, Christoph & Tonya Keller, Josh & Diane Keller, Megan Keller, Eric Hartzell, Emily Johnson, Errin Price, Anna Beck, Harrison Beck, Christopher Beck, Jeremiah Beck, Randall Knick, Austin & Renee Knick, Matthew Beck & fiancée, Jessica Beaver, Ashley & Matt Brewer; 10 great-grandchildren:, Grant, Evan, Zander, Sierra, Landon Keller, Keihl, Owen Johnson, Tyler Knick, London, Rowan Brewer; special friends, Angela Lee of NC, Karla Harmon of Gettysburg; and was adored by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford with Pastor Jon Keller officiating. Interment Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com

Andrew Brady Davidson (November 13, 2014)

Andrew Brady Davidson, age 33, of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born April 4, 1981, a son of Georgia Ann (wilder) Davidson and the late William Donald Davidson.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Kelly Jo (Kerry) Ellison of Wayne Lakes; and two brothers, Michael D. (Cindy) Dickman of Arcanum, and Christopher (Alisha) Davidson of Shallowater, TX.

Services will be held 2pm Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The Family will receive guests on Thursday from 1 until the time of service at the Funeral Home.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial donation be made to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Richard W. Baker (November 13, 2014)

Richard W. Baker, 81, of Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 13, 2014 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born November 20, 1932, in Darke County, son of the late Raymond M. and Sarah A. (Brosey) Baker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene V. (Beatty) Baker on August 7, 2012; a son, Dale Allen Baker on October 24, 2012; brothers, Paul S. Baker and David J. Baker; and a sister, Lois A. Reinbolt.

He is survived by his son, John Robert (Jennifer A.) Baker, MD, PhD, of Virginia Beach, VA; a daughter-in-law, Susan B. Baker of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Daniel A. Baker, Rebecca A. Baker, Jackson R. Baker, and Johanna E. Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was retired as a machinist from the former Corning Glass in Greenville and had owned and operated the Corner Machine Shop. He was a member of the Palestine German Baptist Church and a graduate of Palestine High School Class of 1950. Richard was an avid traveler and boater having visited all of the continental United States with his family.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery near Palestine.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Dorothy Pierson (November 12, 2014)

Dorothy Pierson, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:31 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 5, 1939 in Middlesboro, KY, to the late William M. & Rhoda (Shackelford) Helton.

She is survived by her sons, Charles W. Pierson of Dayton and Paul E. Pierson of Celina; daughter and son in law, Marcia & Terry Miller of Greenville; grandchildren, Jennifer Schlechty, Stephanie Preston and Cody Miller; great grandchildren, Carl, Caleb and Caden Schlechty; brothers and sisters in law, George & Viola Helton of Middlesboro, KY and Charley & Betty Helton of Middlesboro, KY; sisters, Rose McGraw of Arizona and Kathy Helton of Tennessee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Pierson whom she married on February 2, 1957; great grandson, James Schlechty (Carl’s twin); brothers Walter, Floyd & Edward Helton; sisters, Verda Wallace and Della Cheek.

Dorothy worked at Sheller Globe in Union City for 23 years and also cooked for a nursing home for 3 ½ years. She was a member of the Smokey Mountain Antique Engine and Tractor Association.
There will be a service held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Ron Isom officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the American Lund Association.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Lester L. Livingston (November 11, 2014)

Lester L. Livingston, 93, of New Weston, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at his residence.

He was born May 14, 1921 in Union City, Ohio, son of the late Ora and Elsie (Smith) Livingston. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi (McKibben) Livingston whom died on April 30, 2004; son, Dennis Livingston; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Lester was a farmer, member of the VFW and was a veteran of the US Navy.

He is survived by his sons, Allen Livingston, of West Palm Beach, FL and Rex (Sally) Livingston, of Gibraltar, MI; 8 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters, Florence (Jr.) Bateman of New Weston, Joanne (Eugene) Himes of IN; and a brother, Danny (Lois) Livingston, of Union City, OH.

Services will be held 12 PM, Monday, November 17 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH with Lester's grandson, Pastor Darby Livingston officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family request that in lieu of flowersmemorials be given to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left for the family www.oliverfloyd.com

Richard E. "Dick" Burke (November 12, 2014)

Richard E. "Dick" Burke , 75, of Ansonia, passed away early Wednesday morning, November 12, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on December 29, 1938 in Greenville, OH, son of the late Rev. Byron B. and Bertha G. (Boze) Burke. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Burke.

Dick was retired from ABF Freight Systems having worked as a truck driver having started driving with the former Commercial Freight in Greenville.. He attended the Ansonia United Methodist Church and was a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite-Valley of Dayton. He a member of the Swinging 8's Square Dance Club and loved camping with his family and friends. He was a veteran of the US Army having served from 1957 to 1959.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wanda (Eley) Burke, whom he married August 22, 1959; a son, Mike (Karen) Burke; a daughter, Dwanna (David) Rutter; grandchildren, Daniel, Cody, Katie and LaNelle; great grandchildren, Phillip, Haylee, Graycee, and McCray; and a sister, Lois Judy.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 15, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5-7 p.m. Dick requested that memorial contributions be given to either the Ansonia United Methodist Church or the Ansonia Area Rescue.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com